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Dairy workers Bridgid of Ireland
Dalmatia Blaise
Dancers Vitus
Deacons Stephen
Deaf Francis de Sales
Death Michael the Archangel, Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch
Death by Artillery, protection against Barbara
Death, happy Joseph of Cupertino
Death, sudden Andrew Avellino
Degree candidates Joseph of Cupertino
Delaware, USA Our Lady of Mercy
Denmark Anskar
Dentists Apollonia
Desperate situations Jude, Gregory the Wonderworker, Rita of Cascia, Eustace
Detraction John Nepomucene
Devil, protection against Dionysius the Aeropagite
Diabolical possession Cyriacus, Dymphna
Difficult situations Eustace
Digne, France Vincent of Digne
Dijon Benignus of Dijon, Urban of Langres
Diocesan priests John of Avila
Diplomatic services Gabriel the Archangel
Disabled Giles
Disasters Genevieve (Genofeva)
Diseased Cattle, protection against Beuno, Erhard of Regensburg, Roch, Sebastian
Diseases of the eye Raphael the Archangel, Lucy
Diseases, contagious Roch, Sebastian
Diseases, nervous Dymphna
Dizziness or Vertigo, protection against Ulric
Doctors Luke, Cosmas and Damian, Pantaleon
Domestic animals Antony the Abbot, Gerlac of Valkenburg
Domestic workers Zita
Dominican Republic Our Lady of Mercy
Doubters Joseph
Draguignan, France Rosalina of Villeneuve
Drought Genevieve (Genofeva)
Drought relief Herbert, Godeberta, Solange
Drowning, death or danger from Adjutor
Druggists (pharmacists) Cosmas and Damian
Dubrovnik Blaise
Durham, England Cuthbert
Dyers Maurice
Dying Joseph, Benedict, Abbot, James the Lesser, Apostle, Lebuin (Liafwine), Maximus, Nicholas of Tolentino
danger at sea Erasmus (Elmo), Michael
death of children Angela of Foligno, Clotilde, Elizabeth of Hungary, Felicity, Frances of Rome, Hedwig, Isidore the Farmer, Joaquina Vedruna de Mas, Louis IX, Perpetua
desperate, forgotten, impossible or lost causes or situations Jude Thaddeus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Philomena, Rita of Cascia
devotees of the Sacred Heart Margaret Mary Alacoque
dieticians Martha
difficult marriages Catherine of Genoa, Elizabeth of Portugal, Fabiola, Godelieve, Gummarus, Hedwig, Helena, Louis IX, Margaret the Barefooted, Monica
diocese of Achonry, Ireland Attracta, Nathy, Attracta
diocese of Albany, New York, USA Immaculate Conception of Mary
diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, USA Francis Xavier
diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Ninian
diocese of Arlington, Virginia, USA Thomas More
diocese of Austin, Texas, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Barbastro, Espaņa Raymond of Barbastro
diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Joseph
diocese of Birmingham, Alabama Paul, Apostle
diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Augustine of Hippo
diocese of Burlington, Vermont, USA Immaculate Conception, Patrick
diocese of Camden, New Jersey, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, USA John the Baptist
diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, USA John the Evangelist
diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe
diocese of Columbus, Ohio, USA Francis de Sales
diocese of Constantinople Andrew, Apostle
diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patrick
diocese of Covington, Kentucky, USA Paul, Apostle
diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Cuenca, Spain Julian of Cuenca
diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, USA Mary, Queen of Heaven, Pius X
diocese of Dodge City, Kansas, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe, John the Baptist
diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, USA Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
diocese of Elphia Asicus
diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Therese of Lisieux
diocese of Fargo, North Dakota, USA Assumption of the Virgin Mary
diocese of Ferns, Ireland Aeden of Ferns
diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, USA Patrick
diocese of Fresno, California, USA Therese of Lisieux
diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe
diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, USA Our Lady of Mount Carmel
diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, USA Blessed Virgin Mary
diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, USA Matthias the Apostle, Pius X
diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA Francis Xavier
diocese of Guadalajara, Mexico Our Lady of Zapopan
diocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Mary, Mother of God
diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Patrick
diocese of Helena, Montana, USA Helena
diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, England Cuthbert
diocese of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Our Lady fo Peace
diocese of Jaca Eurosius
diocese of Jackson, Mississippi, USA Peter the Apostle
diocese of Jerez de la Frontera John Grande
diocese of Joliet, Illinois, USA Francis Xavier
diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Augustine of Hippo
diocese of Killaloe Flannan of Killaloe
diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA Mary Immaculate, Mother of Jesus, Peter Claver
diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Peter the Apostle, Paul, Apostle
diocese of Limerick, Ireland Munchin
diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA Blessed Virgin Mary
diocese of Los Angeles, California, USA Bibiana
diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA Joseph
diocese of Marquette, Michigan, USA Peter the Apostle
diocese of Monterey, California, USA Our Lady of Bethlehem, Charles Borromeo
diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, USA Joseph, Our Lady of Guadalupe
diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, USA Mary, Mother of God
diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, USA Anne, Patrick
diocese of Oakland, California, USA Our Lady, Queen of the World
diocese of Ogdensburg, New York, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky, USA Stephen the Martyr
diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, USA John the Baptist
diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, USA Michael the Archangel, Thomas More
diocese of Peoria, Illinois, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe
diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Portland, Maine, USA Immaculate Conception, John the Baptist, Patrick
diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, USA Our Lady of Providence, Paul, Apostle, Peter the Apostle
diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, USA Immaculate Conception of Mary, Therese of Lisieux
diocese of Regensburg, Germany Erhard of Regensburg
diocese of Reno, Nevada, USA Our Lady of the Snows
diocese of Reno, Nevada, USA Vincent de Paul
diocese of Rockford, Illinois, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, USA Agnes of Rome
diocese of Ross, Ireland Fachanan
diocese of Sacramento, California, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patrick
diocese of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA Cloud
diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA Jude Thaddeus
diocese of Salina, Kansas, USA Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Francis of Assisi
diocese of San Bernardino, California, USA Bernardine of Siena
diocese of San Diego, California, USA Diego
diocese of San Jose, California, USA Joseph
diocese of Santa Rosa, California, USA Rose of Lima
diocese of Savannah, Georgia, USA John the Baptist, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Peter the Apostle
diocese of Sens, France Potentian, Sabinus
diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Immaculate Conception, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Peter Claver
diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, USA Our Lady of Guadalupe
diocese of Spokane, Washington, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Michael the Archangel
diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Philippine Duchesne, Pius X
diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, USA Immaculate Heart of Mary
diocese of Superior, Wisconsin, USA Augustine of Hippo
diocese of Sutri, Italy Dulcissima
diocese of Syracuse, New York, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Tucson, Arizona, USA Augustine of Hippo
diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Holy Family
diocese of Tyler, Texas, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Venice, Florida, USA Our Lady of Mercy, Mark the Evangelist
diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, USA Joseph
diocese of Wichita, Kansas, USA Immaculate Conception
diocese of Wilmington, Delaware Francis de Sales
diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Paul, Apostle
diocese of Wurzburg Killian
diplomats Gabriel the Archangel
disappointing children Clotilde, Louise de Marillac, Matilda, Monica
discretion John Nepomucene
distillers Louis IX, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
divorced people Fabiola, Gummarus, Helena
dock workers, longshoremen Nicholas of Myra
doctors, physicians Cosmas and Damian, Luke the Apostle, Pantaleon, Raphael the Archangel
dog bites Hubert of Liege, Vitus, Walburga, Ubald
dogs; dog lovers; dog fanciers Hubert of Liege, Roch, Vitus
domestic workers, maids, butlers, manservants, servants Adelelmus, Martha, Zita
doves Denis
drapers Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
drug addiction Maximillian Kolbe
duchesses Hedwig, Ludmila
dukes Henry II
dyers, cloth dyers, purplers Lydia Purpuraria, Maurice
dying people, invoked by Abel, Barbara, Benedict, Catherine of Alexandria, James the Lesser, Apostle, John of God, Joseph, Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch, Michael the Archangel, Nicholas of Tolentino
dysentery Lucy of Syracuse, Polycarp
dysfunctional families Eugene de Mazenod

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What is a patron saint?

Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life. These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes -- anything that is important to us. The earliest records show that people and churches were named after apostles and martyrs as early as the fourth century.

Recently, the popes have named patron saints but patrons can be chosen by other individuals or groups as well. Patron saints are often chosen today because an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the special area. Angels can also be named as patron saints. A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saint's life and when we ask for that saint's intercessory prayers to God.

For example, Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron of ecologists. Francis de Sales was a writer and so he is patron of journalists and writers. Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass -- even though it was taking place miles away.

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